Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Rat Island

The story behind Rat Island is a little ambiguous - I've heard slightly different versions.  But basically it goes like this.  Rat Island is the distal portion of a long spit that extends westward across the mouth of Kilisut Harbor from Marrowstone Island.  At some point, the spit was artificially breached, perhaps to bring larger boats in -- there were old warships of some sort parked in here at one time.  And the breach has never really healed - it might take more sediment and more time than has so far been available.


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